Trivandrum to Cochin distance is approximately 300Kms by road. 2 different operators provide bus service from Trivandrum to Cochin with 7 daily buses. Kallada Travels, KSBC Travels are the major operators of Trivandrum to Cochin route. Trivandrum to Cochin bus timings vary with different operator, it takes around 3hrs 45min to 5hrs 45min to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 03:30 PM and last bus at 10:00 PM. Minimum Trivandrum to Cochin bus fare is Rs.300 and maximum being Rs.600, lowest fares provided by redBus depending on the operator you choose and the type of bus.
Travelling from Trivandrum to Cochin can be comfortable and easy as there are many types of buses available for travellers. Different type of buses are available in this route like A/C push Back Seater, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semisleeper, Non A/C Semisleeper, Volvo A/C Semisleeper. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Trivandrum to Cochin has become very easy.
Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Indian state Kerala. Located on the west coast of India, Trivandrum beholds coastal hills and commercial alleys hand in hand. Thiruvananthapuram is known as the 'Evergreen city of India'. Trivandrum is well connected to the rest of the world through road, rail and airways. National Highway 47 and state highway connects Trivandrum bus routes to its neighboring cities and states. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) governs Thiruvananthapuram bus ranges and manages Trivandrum bus timings. Trivandrum to Bangalore, Trivandrum to Kanyakumari, Trivandrum to Kollam, Trivandrum to Chennai etc. are some of the most popular Thiruvananthapuram bus routes.
Cochin also known as Kochi is one of the major port cities of Indian state Kerala. The city is also nicknamed as Ernakulam. Cochin is popular for its charming forts and places of interest. Recently, the city launched the largest shopping mall of the country. Kochi is well connected to the rest of the country through road, rail and airlines. Cochin bus timings and routes are operated by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). National highways and state highways connect Cochin bus routes to its neighboring cities. Cochin to Coimbatore, Cochin to Palakkad, Cochin to Thrissur, Cochin to Bangalore and Cochin to Madurai etc. are few of the most popular Kochi bus routes.
Extremely rude driver, he literally asked us to Get Out of the bus. Highly disappointing experience in oyr first visit to a new city.
The Bus amenities were okay. The con was its punctuality that caused me to reach Cochin by 10:30PM at night when it wasnt really feasible to travel to Cochin Airport(The estimated arrival time was 9:30pm). When I inquired regarding the buss route whether it will go by somewhere close to the airport I was informed that I should get down at Vytilla as Cochin ends there!!! For a drop till Athani(inside Cochin city limits) I should have booked a ticket till Trissur!!! The staff charged me an extra 100 bucks for allowing me to stay on the bus till Athani Junction(5kms from Kochi Airport). Redbus should have an option of selecting drop points along with the preexisting option of pickup points, so that nobody else goes through this kind of crappy experience at odd hours!!!
It was really a "horrible journey. I boarded the bus from Kazhakoottam at about 10.20pm. Due to a hectic schedule i was too tired and fell on to sleep within 10/15 minutes. After about two hours , i woke up and realised that bus was still at Kazhakoottam and learned that they were trying for a bus for about two hours with out any result. And about 1.50 pm another ordinary bus came and we boarded the bus. Please note that the poor drivers were trying their level best to contact all responsible persons but in vain. only after 2 and half hours an alternate bus came that too ordinary. And that bus reasched punnapra at about 5 am and were told to get down from the bus and boarded another bus coming from Bangalore since the alternate bus which we were travelling was not having permit to ply to interstate. But the passengers did not ready to get down from that bus and two police men came into the scene. meanwhile a gentle man came (we were told that he was in charge of Kallada service in that area). He also tried his best to convince the passengers of the bus to get down and travel the bus which we were coming. At last due to the intervention of the police , bangalore bus went off with the same passengers. Still our fate is at cross roads. And the so called Gentle man arranged a tempo traveller to the persons going to coimbatore and a Innova to five passengers to Ernakulam at about 7.am. the langauage, behaviour every thing was bad of that gentle man as if we were committed a mistake buy booking your Kallada. We reached Ernakulam 9.am in the morning. Is this the service you are giving to your customers?. Breakdown/accident/ are all common in trasnport industry . Instead of taking shortcuts to a problem, the Managers should have been taken wise decisions which they are not able to do. Instead of temporary arrangement to Alleppy, you could have arranged a service to Ernakulam by night itself and arrange another service from ernakulam to Tamilnadu/Bangalore. Asking other passengers to get down from the bus and arranging tempos/taxi are not the method in this crisis situations.Crisis Management is more important in any service industry. (that you shold not leave to the poor drivers or to local managers (who dont know how to manage). Pl take the matter in the right spirit and improve the service.
Driver attitude was very poor and office staff ,I think they had no interest to short trips.,next time I am not choose kallada